This program is being expanded to a further three young people and enquiries are welcome, and one final place is available.
Press Service International (PSI) for some years has developed a group of Australian young writers who each produce a monthly "Comment" article for Christian Today. (www.pressserviceinternational.org)
This is a ministry of Well-Being Australia. Chairman Dr Mark Tronson -
â€¢ Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years 2001 Ret.,
â€¢ Developed Life After Cricket 2001,
â€¢ Receiptent of the Olympic Ministry Medal,
â€¢ Christian Today Theological Advisor.
â€¢ Author of 24 books
â€¢ Established respite facilities for elite athletes (Australian Institute of Sport) in Moruya and Tweed Heads and a separate facility on the Whitsundays for missionaries.
PSI has sought a broad range of New Zealand young people
â€¢ For example, the 28 young writers from Australia are bankers, the trades, home makers, university students, professionals, IT people, even a young scientist - a real mix. They provide a remarkably broad spectrum
â€¢ NZ young writers range from university students, to Secular and Christian employment, to IT and professionals.
PSI has a very good volunteer team of editors to help where needed. Dr Tronson is seeking young New Zealanders willing to "have-a-go" rather than expert writers. He asks they look at the web site (above) and check-out the sorts of articles written by the other young New Zealanders.
PSI provides each NZ young writer with a international voice (published monthly), along with a web presence (an archive of their articles as a CV).
2013 New Zealand young writers program
Meanwhile Julie Belding the New Zealand young writer's fellowship co-ordinator from Auckland, met with Mark and Delma Tronson in Sydney to discuss the 2013 New Zealand young writers' program.
The three outcomes of that meeting were:
First, to inspire and encourage the New Zealand young writers to attend the 2013 Melbourne APRA conference (Australasian Religious Press Association) in September.
Second, Julie Belding meet with the Auckland based New Zealand young writers to encourage them in their endeavours.
Three, Mark and Delma Tronson might visit New Zealand in 2013 so as to meet face to face with the young writers.
Enquiries of an additional three New Zealand young to Dr Mark Tronson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at